Kenworth has introduced Allison 2000
and 2400 automatic transmissions for its T300 medium-duty truck. Automatics
are becoming a popular spec on Class 6 and 7 vehicles, noted Mike Parrish,
Kenworth medium-duty product marketing manager.
Both models are fully automatic, five-speed
overdrive transmissions with lockup and a powerful 32-bit microprocessor.
Power take-off (PTO) drive gears are optional.
According to Parrish, the Allison
transmissions are mated to Caterpillar's 3126 engine rated at 545 foot-pounds
of torque or below. A Spicer SPL100 driveline is also part of the package.